In a development that both depresses most people and surprises no one, the UN Population Fund released a study this week showing that decades of sex-selection have created serious gender imbalances in Asia. The author's prediction? Mass male migration, or a further increase in sex-trafficking — but not that girls might themselves become valued members of society in their own right. Just because good women are scarce doesn't mean that people will change their minds about their social value — they'll just import more women for prostitution (willingly or unwillingly). What a wonderful world. [UN Population Fund, The Sydney Morning Herald]